come up to

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Related to come up to: live up to
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.come up to - speak to someonecome up to - speak to someone      
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
approach - make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
come, come up - move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"

w>come up to

vi +prep obj
(= reach up to)gehen or reichen bis zu or an (+acc); the water came up to his kneesdas Wasser ging or reichte ihm bis an die Knie or bis zu den Knien
(= equal) hopeserfüllen; expectationsentsprechen (+dat)
(inf: = approach) she’s coming up to twentysie wird bald zwanzig; we’re coming up to 150 km/hwir haben gleich 150 km/h drauf (inf); it’s just coming up to 10 o’clockes ist gleich 10 Uhr
References in classic literature ?
Most individuals would find it hard to come up to his level.
He said: "I-- I'll come up to tennis if I can manage it," and went into the house.
The very cattle that would trample a white man to death allow themselves to be banged and bullied and shouted at by children that hardly come up to their noses.